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Now that the early signing period is over, Tennessee Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt can return his focus to UT’s ongoing search for a new offensive coordinator.

Tyson Helton took the head coaching job at Western Kentucky on November 26, which means the Vols have gone almost a full month without an offensive coordinator.

Pruitt, however, doesn’t seem to be too bothered by the lack of an offensive coordinator on staff.

During his press conference announcing Tennessee’s new signees last week, Pruitt said the offensive coordinator could sometimes be “over rated”.

(For the record, I don’t disagree with him. The offensive coordinator always takes the bulk of the blame, even when it’s not deserved. Though there are times when it is deserved.)

Who will be Tennessee’s next offensive coordinator?

Several of the Vols’ initial candidates have accepted jobs at other schools. Chip Lindsey left Auburn for Kansas. Hugh Freeze is now the head coach at Liberty. And Kendal Briles resigned from Houston to become the new offensive coordinator at Florida State.

So who does that leave?

Here are a few names that could still be a factor in Tennessee’s search for a new offensive coordinator.

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